Visit Sweetwater County

Winter Activities Itinerary

2-Day Exploration

Don’t let the chill in the air fool you, there’s still plenty to do in Sweetwater County. Use our winter activities itinerary and get the most out of your trip to Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming.

Day 1

9:00 a.m.          

Visit the WWCC Natural History Museum and view five life-size replicas of dinosaurs that roamed Sweetwater County millions of years ago. In addition to the five replicas, the museum displays several wall-mounted fossils of fish, huge leaves and reptiles as well as prehistoric pottery and other early human artifacts that have been discovered in the area. After you’ve checked out these pre-historic creatures, visit the Weidner Wildlife Museum, which houses nearly 125 species of wildlife collected worldwide. This fascinating display of mounted wildlife entertains and educates visitors, excites hunters and often motivates interest in the conservation of outdoor resources. 

11:00 a.m.         

Depart the museum and head to Downtown Rock Springs.

11:15 a.m.         

Visit the Community Fine Arts Center, a cultural gem in southwest Wyoming’s high desert country. The museum features a unique collaboration between the city of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County and local School District #1. Much of the collection, once called, “one of the best collections of contemporary art in the Rockies,” (Time, Nov. 24, 1952), is permanently on display at the center and art gallery.

12:00 p.m.         

Broadway Burger Station will take you back in time. The 50’s are calling; it’s time to remember a simpler era!

1:00 p.m.          

Learn about the history of a coal-mining town at the Rock Springs Historical Museum. The museum is housed in the old Rock Springs City Hall which was built of sandstone brick in 1894. Each year the museum offers regularly rotating exhibits that showcase the town’s proud heritage, allowing visitors a chance to appreciate the perseverance it took to carve out a livelihood in this unforgiving landscape. 

2:00 p.m.           

Head over to Pla Mor Lanes Bowling Center for bowling, food, music and fun!

3:30 p.m.           

Depart for the Rock Springs Civic Center where visiotrs can explore 45,000 square feet of family fun. The recreation center attracts climbers, swimmers and fitness fans alike. 

6:30 p.m.           

Indulge in dinner at Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, a restaurant featuring hibachi and sushi! A cup of tea or spicy tuna roll will certainly take the chill out of the air.  

Day 2

8:30 a.m.           

Grab breakfast and coffee at Get Real Coffee in Green River. Homemade baked oatmeal and other pastries are sure to keep you warm!

10:00 a.m.        

Discover the rich cultural heritage of southwestern Wyoming at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Established in 1967 to preserve and present the history of Sweetwater County, the museum is housed in a 1931 post office building. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, features a treasure trove of bygone days so visitors can experience what life was like for early settlers and Native Americans. The collection focuses on Native American and fur trade history, mining, transportation, communication, ethnic diversity, and civic and economic development.

12:30 p.m.        

Lunch at the Hitching Post Restaurant and Saloon in Green River. Remodeled building, friendly staff and great food are all in the center of Green River.

2:00 p.m.           

Grab your hat, gloves, scarves and a thermos of hot chocolate, and enjoy something fun for the whole family. Choose an exciting festival or performance from our daily calendar or check out one of our featured winter events!

4:00 p.m.          

Time to warm up again and enjoy a friendly game of basketball, go for a swim or play a game at the Green River Recreation Center.

5:30 p.m.           

Visit Don Pedros Mexican Family Restaurant for dinner. This local favorite has been serving authentic home-style Mexican food since 1995.

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